Best places for Valentine’s Day Dinner on the Big Island

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One of the definitions of aloha is love — which makes the Aloha State, i.e., Hawaii, a perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Of course, there are many special ways to celebrate this holiday on the island, but if you want an unforgettable romantic dinner, here are some ideas.

Napua Restaurant

Napua is the best-kept secret of Mauna Lani. Once a private club available only for homeowners within the Mauna Lani Resort, Napua is now open to the public for lunch daily, 11 a.m.11 a.m. – 4 p.m.4 p.m., and dinner 5 – 8:30 p.m.8:30 p.m. Situated right on the shore at the exclusive Mauna Lani Beach Club, the restaurant offers open-air oceanfront fine dining and Hawaii-inspired cuisine. Every item on the menu is sourced from local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen, keeping the Island spirit. The setting couldn’t be better for a romantic dinner: white tablecloths, magnificent sunsets, top-of-the-line service, and live music performances by local talents.

Relax and take in the breathtaking landscape of Makaiwa Bay, overcome with the delicious and exotic flavors of locally-sourced food and the pleasant hum of live Hawaiian music in the background – a perfect Valentine’s Day dinner in Hawaii!

Brown's Beach House Restaurant

Brown’s Beach House Restaurant

If it is possible to be romanced by a property or courted by a restaurant, Brown’s Beach House is the place! The Big Island’s top AAA Four Diamond restaurant is located in Fairmont Orchid Hotel at Mauna Lani resort and is well-known for its incomparable Hawaii Regional Cuisine and spectacular oceanfront setting. The view is unbelievable, and the menu is fantastic! Sustainably grown and locally sourced foods are exquisitely prepared to please the palate, and an air of romance is enhanced with the lull of the surf rolling into the sand, only steps away, and the sounds of live Hawaiian music. Reservations are highly recommended.

Manta restaurant

Manta Restaurant

Manta is an open-air bay-view restaurant located at Mauna Kea Resort. You can enjoy the postcard views of Kauna’oa Bay from every table while savoring Manta’s superbly prepared cuisine. As the sun sets on the Island of Hawaii, the ambiance changes, turning into a majestic tropical sunset.
The restaurant features live entertainment throughout the year and an award-winning wine list. The superb menu showcases the best local, sustainable fish and produce, masterfully prepared by a Michelin award-winning Chef de Cuisine Bryan Nagao. Dinner is served Tuesdays – Sundays, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, and reservations are highly recommended.

Private Dining at Mauna Kea Resort

Private Romantic Dinner at Mauna Kea Resort

Private dining is the ultimate in dining experiences to mark any occasion, especially Valentine’s Day. You can make your Valentine’s Day dinner truly memorable by ordering a private romantic dinner at Mauna Kea Resort. Dine beneath the twinkle of stars above the shoreline of Kauna’oa Bay and enjoy personalized private dining service, all with personal touches and expert attention to detail to create lasting memories for a lifetime.

Your dining experience can be enhanced with photography, Hawaiian entertainment (Hula Dancer and Solo Musician), stargazing with an Astronomer and Telescope, lounge furniture, florals, seasonal specialty lei, and additional decorative flowers.

Lava Lava Beach Club Restaurant

Lava Lava Beach Club

If you prefer a less formal setting but still want to enjoy a great tropical ambiance and a beautiful sunset, try Lava Lava Beach Club. Located in Waikoloa Beach Resort, the restaurant features several hundred seats in an open-air setting with many seats directly outside on the beach where you can literally put your feet in the sand. Drawing upon swaying coconut trees, stunning sunsets, and tropical trade winds, the restaurant offers “relaxed island cuisine” and a varied menu with options for light dining on fresh fish tacos and burgers and the Chef’s creative preparations of steak, Hawaiian seafood, and more upscale options. For the Valentines’ Day dinner menu, click here.

Lava Lava Beach Club is a first come, first seated operation, and they do not accept reservations. If there is a wait, leave your cell phone number with the host, take a stroll along the beach, and enjoy all the beauty of Anaeho’omalu Bay. They will text you when your table is ready. The hours of operation are 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm daily, with live music from 5 pm until 8:30 pm each night.

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We hope to see you soon – a hui hou!


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